ISF Emergency Medical Grant For Animals


"Animals have an exquisitely poignant way of teaching us, through demonstration, how to love and be loved. We learn compassion, as well as expand our perception of the infinite connection to the environment around us, from our creature friends--whether they are furry and lick us, or slither and swim. We owe it to these creatures to provide protection, healing and love. That is exactly why I am so proud that the IS Foundation has launched our first grant program -- the Emergency Medical Grant for Animals" - Ian Somerhalder


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Josh and Sway

It's a Pit Bull's Life

Josh, a Pit Bull and Shelter Reform Advocate, first met Sway when the young, skittish puppy emerged from a corn field by his father’s property in Troy, Ohio. Since there were no other homes nearby, Josh knew the sweet dog needed to be rescued. Always an animal lover, Josh gained Sway’s trust, took her in and instantly bonded with her. Deciding to keep her, he took her to obtain a dog license. Walking into the shelter for the very first time, Josh was asked, “You know that is a Pit Bull? You can’t keep the dog”. This was Josh’s first experience with Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). Josh says, “They tried to get me to surrender her. There was no way I was going to.”


ISF Grantee Vincent


 Species Granted      Feb 2014- March 2016

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ISF Medical Grant Statistics

On February 14, 2014, ISF launched our Medical Emergency Grant to help rescuers care for animals recovering from abuse, neglect and traumatic injuries. Since our launch, we have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of amazing individuals and groups to help animals in need get back on their paws, claws, hoofs and flippers. In celebration, we wanted to share some of our grant statistics with ISF’s supporters because together, we do make a difference.

By the end of of the first quarter on 2016, ISF had given out 453 grants. 


Organizations receiving grants in 2016

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Grantee Success Stories